Asian House Martin

This martin breeds in colonies, building mud nests under an overhang on a vertical cliff or the wall of a building. Both sexes build the nest, incubate the three or four white eggs and feed the chicks. The Asian House Martin feeds on small insects taken in flight, usually caught high in the air. The presence of terrestrial springtails and Lepidoptera larvae in its diet indicates that food is sometime picked from the ground.

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Original source: Delichon_dasypus_-Taiwan-8.jpg: Sin Syue Li
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The Asian House Martin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family Hirundinidae. It has mainly blue-black upperparts, other than its white rump, and has pale grey underparts. Its three subspecies breed in the Himalayas and in central and eastern Asia, and spend the winter lower in the mountains or in Southeast Asia. This species is locally abundant and is expanding northward in Siberia, so there are no concerns about its conservation status. More

The Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) is a migratory passerine bird of the swallow family Hirundinidae. It has three subspecies: * D. d. dasypus in the southeast of Russia, the Kuril Islands and Japan * D. d. cashmiriensis in the Himalayas * D. d. More

Asian House Martin and the Common House Martin. This martin has a distinctive subspecies, D. n. cuttingi, described by American biologist Ernst W. Mayr in 1941 from a specimen taken near the Burma-Yunnan border. White-throated birds in the southern extension of the range are similar in appearance to the nominate subspecies, but because of their geographical separation are sometimes considered to be a third race, D. n. bartletti. More

Expecting it to be an Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus (a local and rather uncommon migrant to South Korea), closer examination of the bird revealed some unexpected features: the rump, although fluffed up, looked much too extensive and clean white (lacking the dark streaking typical of Asian House), and the tail looked rather neatly forked - deeper than most Asian’s. On the 20th, a second near-identical individual was also found in the village, at times perching within less than 1 m of the first. More

Part 3 - Possible Asian House Martins in Northern Israel. Some comments on this fascinating subject from Paul J. Leader. Paul Leader is an expert on Asian species and recently co-authored a ground breaking article on the identification of Pintail and Swinhoe's Snipe in the journal British Birds, (Volume 96, Number 4, April 2003). He has very kindly commented on the images and on the possibility of Asian House Martins recently suspected in the Bet Shean Valley, Northern Israel. More

Asian House Martin, Asian House-Martin, Asian Martin Common Names in French: Hirondelle De Bonaparte Common Names in German: Kaschmirschwalbe Common Names in Japanese: イワツバメ Taxonomy - * Kingdom: Animalia () - animals * Phylum: Chordata () - Chordates * Class: More

Asian House Martin (Delichon dasypus) = French: Hirondelle de Bonaparte German: Kaschmirschwalbe Spanish: Avión Asiático Other common names: Asian Martin; Kashmir House Martin (cashmeriense) Taxonomy: Chelidon dasypus Bonaparte, 1850, Borneo. Forms a superspecies with D. urbicum; sometimes considered conspecific, but breeding ranges overlap, e.g. S of L Baikal. Three subspecies recognized. More

Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus Asian House Martin Photographer : More

Possible Asian House Martins Delichon dasypus in Northern Israel Part 1 On 23rd August 2003 Rami Lindroos, Paavo Sallinen and I were leaving Tirat Zevi reservoir in the Bet Shean Valley in the heat of midday when we decided to briefly check a flock of perched hirundines composed mainly of Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica) of the local subspecies 'transitiva'. More

Submission No 565: Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus Christmas Island 13 January 2008. Submitted by: Mike Roderick. Verdict: Accepted This submission concerns the sighting of several Asian House Martins Delichon dasypus seen and photographed in flight from Margaret Knoll, Christmas Island on 13 January 2008. A group of five birds were seen in the morning followed by a sighting of three birds in the afternoon. More

Submission No 531: Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus Christmas Island. 4th March 2007 Submitted by: Mike Carter, Grant Penrhyn and Colin Judkins. Verdict: Accepted This submission concerns two Asian House Martins seen well and photographed in flight from the car-park of the Airport Terminal on Christmas Island on the 4th March 2007. More

Possible Asian House Martin (Main Area) - posted by Lior Kislev, 18.11.2009, 16:52 Shalom Today at 0630 Or Berghaus and myself where in Qibutz En Gev Harbor when we saw in a group of barn swallows a small sized swallow ,the bird was smaller than House Martin and flew in a weak way which make me think its not a House Martin. More

Common House Martin • Asian House Martin • Nepal House Martin Cecropis Greater Striped Swallow • Lesser Striped Swallow • Rufous-chested Swallow • Mosque Swallow • Red-rumped Swallow • Striated Swallow • Striated Swallow Petrochelidon Red-throated Swallow • Preuss's Swallow • Red Sea Swallow • South African Swallow • Forest Swallow • Streak-throated Swallow • Fairy Martin • Tree Martin • Cliff Swallow • Cave Swallow • Chestnut-collared Swallow This entry is from Wikipedia, the More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Hirundinidae
Genus : Delichon
Species : dasypus
Authority : (Bonaparte, 1850)